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. this morning on "world news now," unprecedented meetings with the pope. >> americans pouring out their hearts to pope francis. the emotional conversation just weeks before he gets rock star welcome in the u.s. it's an abc news exclusive. e-mail controversy. thousands of hillary clinton's private e-mails released overnight by the state department. what they reveal and how donald trump is attacking his democratic rival. no deal. tom brady in last minute talks with the nfl turned into a stalemate. what happened in court and who could be making a big decision as early as today. and later, thanks, grandma. the special delivery that was made possible by mom, dad, their doctors, and the baby's grandmother's womb. the medical saga and the miracle child on this tuesday, september
1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this tuesday. i'm phillip mena. >> i'm reena ninan. what a historic visit it was to pope francis to the united states just in three weeks. but we're also talking about that incredible through the internet visit that the pope had with lots of americans, a chance they don't really get a chance to see in a different way. >> any part of experiencing the pope, there are millions of people waiting for this chance. it was excellent to see this. it was ahead of his first ever real visit to america. it was an extraordinary media event. the pope held a virtual audience with americans moderated by abc's david muir. here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> reporter: in many parts of the world, 7-year-old pope francis has rock star status. he is the first latin american jesuit to lead the church and another historic landmark for the pope from argentina. he became the first pope to hold
a virtual audience via satellite with hundreds of people in los angeles, chicago, mcallen texas with abc world news tonight david muir moderating at the vatican. the audience lasted about an hour as the pontiff engaged with individuals from three different groups, students at the jesuit high school in chicago's inner city, congregants from a church near the border, and homeless men women and families in los angeles. the pope said it's important to meet with the citizens of the united states who have problems like anyone else. he heard stories of struggle, invoking tears and gave immigrant children hope for a better future. at one point asking a teenager in chicago fighting tough personal battles to sing for him. she did. >> i guess i had to do it since it's the pope. >> reporter: pope francis called directly on sister norma who helps immigrants in texas. he told her he lonned her. >> it was beautiful. i think on behalf of everybody
present because i represent all of us. >> reporter: in the end, crowds chanting i see it, i feel it, the pope is here. pope francis says he wanted to connect in a new way with people he wanted to visit but wouldn't be able to during his trip to the u.s. reena, phillip? >> thank you so much. see much more of the pope's virtual audience in a special edition of "20/20" this friday at 10 eastern. breaking overnight, state department releasing the largest batch yet of hillary clinton e-mails saying some of them contain classified information. it released 7,000 pages of messages last night but sensored about 150 of them. at the time they were sent, the information was not classified so the former secretary of state is unlikely to face legal action but she is facing increasing criticism from republicans. some of the e-mails were sent to clinton's top aide huma abedin and donald trump calls the aide a major security risk.
she is married to a former congressman who resigned after tweeting inappropriate photos of himself. >> so huma is getting classified secrets. she's married to anthony weiner who's a perv. >> i think it's a dangerous thing when she is the receiver of so much of this important information and she's married to a guy who obviously is psychologically disturbed. >> trump repeated his attack on twitter yesterday adding the word she's bag to his description of wien err. it the clinton campaign calls account attacks disgraceful. a top trump aide says all is fair in love and war. president obama is in alaska making an urgent appeal for action on climate change. his visit is designed to underscore environmental concerns. today the president will go hiking on a glacier. the white house says to see the iraqis of climate change firsthand. he says steps must be taken now
because you can see the effects in alaska already. >> if we do nothing, temperatures in alaska are projected to rise between 6 and 12 degrees by the end of the country triggering more melting, more fires, more thawing of the permafrost. >> before arriving, president obama announced that mt. mckinley will be called by its native alaskan name denali. that has alaskans cheering but members of congress from is ohio are angry. >> we're learning more about the suspect charged with killing a houston deputy sheriff. shannon miles was found mentally incompetent to stand trial. this after a fight at a homeless shelter. miles appeared in court yesterday as investigators struggle to make sense of the killing. here's abc's matt gutman.
would you call this an assassination? >> prosecutors say the 308-year-old miles stopped go forth outside this gas station, then he executed him. >> officer down. life line is en route. >> reporter: they say eyewitnesss saw his red pickup. police using images from these surveillance cameras outside the gas station tracking down the make and model, door knocking every house till they came upon his house. >> they asked him if he had any guns. he said he had two, a 9 millimeter pistol and a .40-caliber gun. >> the prosecution asserting miles' gun was the same one used to murder goforth. over the weekend, hundreds mourned the deputy and father. the sheriff suggest his youthful could have made him a target. >> wa cops lives matter too. >> the responsibility for this
murder lies with shannon miles. >> he lived less than half a mile down the road from this growing memorial. he grew up in this neighborhood. his lawyer tells us despite hours of police interrogations, his client hasn't confessed. matt gutman, abc news, houston. a kansas amman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for an airport an bomb plot. he was arrested in 2013 for trying to drive a van filled with explosives onto the tarmac of a wichita airport. part of an undercover investigation and the bombs were fake as an avionics technician, he has access to the tarmac. in court on monday, he apologized to his family. another kansas man convicted of capital murder in the killing of three people at two jewish centers. penalty phase of the trial gets under way today. frazier glen miller junior could receive the death paeblt. he confessed to the shootings but claimed he acted in defense
of the white race. he made a nazi salute after the verdict. august couldn't end fast enough for most investors. the worst month on wall street in more than three years. with him investors worried about china's economy and today's interest rates. analysts expect september to be stormy, too. both the dow and s&p lost more than 6% in august. walmart's recent increase to its minimum wage may not help its employees much. some store managers have been told to cut workers' hours to keep a lid on costs. the company says those stores have been exceeding their staffing budgets. the world's biggest retailer boostsity base pay to $9 an hour in april and plans $10 in february. and apple has a new competitor when it comes to luxury smart watches. check out the watch urbane lux from lg. all 23 karat gold with an alligator leather strap. it starts at around $1200. as opposed to apple's luxury
batch which starts at about $10,000. the new watch is expected to be out by the end of next month. >> fancy. alligator strap. >> it is. is alligator even legal? got to check that out. >> i think it is legal. well, this may be the cutest thing you'll see all day. a small kid at the zoo and a small animal. >> that blonde kid his name is isaiah. he went to the zoo in columbus ohio last week with his family. he hit it off well with the 2-year-old gorilla in its enclosure. >> this is just adorable. they had the basic game of hide and seek going on for a while. we think isaiah's family was ready to move along. very cute. very, very cute. that was sweet. >> love that. well, coming up "the mix," you see just about anything on the streets of new york, including a guy who do splits on the spot. >> we could be hours away from the decision in the tom brady
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in downtown toronto. streets in the city's financial district and several other roads are closed to both cars and traffic. police were called with reports the antenna was swaying. it's unclear if that was the case. there were reports of loose bolts. the company behind the website ashley madison says the site is growing. rumors claim the end might it be near following the hack attack that outed about 32 million would be cheaters bu the site's parent company claims hundreds of thousands of new users signed up for the service this past week alone. a company statement made no mention of the hacking scandal. >> wow. >> that was my reaction, too. wow. >> people signing up. all right. well, with less than two weeks till the start of the nfl season, tom brady remains suspended for the first four games and the patriots star quarterback in the nfl failed to negotiate a settlement yesterday. >> now it's up to a judge to decide that decision and it could come as early as today.
elizabeth had your has the details. tom brady left court just before noon flashing a smile without talking to reporters. hours earlier, there were cheers from fans for the star quarterback. and boos for nfl commissioner roger goodell. the two arriving separately for last minute settlement talks that ended without a compromise. it is now up to the judge to settle their differences over deflated footballs. >> we want to thank the court. we tried our best to reach a settlement which we did not reach. but i think it for us it reinforces the desire and need for an independent arbitrator. in these matters of personal conduct. >> reporter: the nfl players union wants his four-game suspension thrown out. the league is arguing it acted appropriately in upholding his punishment. back in may, brady was fined and suspended after the nfl concluded brady was generally aware that two patriots
employees had conspired to deflate footballs before the afc championship game. allegations brady has denied and continues to fight. >> the nfl has gone into this with an advantage. i think they still have the advantage settlement talks went nowhere. i think you have to give a little more favoritism to the judge ruling for the league, but you never know. >> reporter: and should the judge rule in favor of the league, analysts say there's still a way for brady to play in the season opener next week by appealing the ruling and essentially asking the judge to put his decision on hold while the appeal process plays it self out. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. >> and yesterday's hearing gave sketch artist jane rosenburg another chance to draw brady. you may remember this very, very viral sketch on the left there. people were, i don't know were mating on it. it looked like walking dead tom brady. the one on the right she had a second chance, looks a little
more flattering. >> it looks a little who better. >> dimple in his chin. looks less depressed. >> hopefully she won't get such a bad reaction this time. >> she did not enjoy the 15 minutes of fame she got. coming up, surrogate grandmother, the 51-year-old who decided to carry her daughter's child for her even though she was diagnosed with ms and how the pregnancy seemingly put her disease in remission. ahead in our next half hour, queen on the court. serena williams taking the first step yesterday toward a grand slam. our robin roberts sat down with the superstar serving up a question about the one thing everyone wants to know. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
surrogate for her daughter. >> her pregnancy had an unexpected and welcome side effect. juju chang has the story. >> reporter: this is-month-old mila james snuggling with mom and dad, mandy and jamie stephons. but it was a special gift from grandma that allowed her to come into the world. after they were married, they couldn't wait to get pregnant. >> we started trying right away. >> reporter: they opted for ivf and there was success. the 20 week ultrasound looked perfect but a month later, tragy struck. mandy lost the baby boy she named theo. >> we had so much excitement. you carry the baby for so long and then that's all like ripped apart and taken away. your whole world stops. >> reporter: her mom sherry felt the pain too. >> watch your child lose a child is the definition of sadness. i can't describe it any other way. >> reporter: doctors warned them a premature birth could happen again. >> we had a lot of tough decisions. we talked to adoption agencies.
that's when i had some family members step in. >> i decided if that was surrogacy or somebody needing to carry their child, i was going to volunteer. >> reporter: it was an easy decision for sherry who at 51 had three grown kids of her own. >> to be able to give that to your own child i can't even describe that feeling. >> reporter: but could be complications. sherry was a high risk pregnancy because of her age and her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, a disease that attacks the central nervous system. >> my husband was probably more concerned than i was because i was all in. >> reporter: while there were risks, there was a potential health benefit for sherry whose ms was in remission. becoming pregnant might help keep it that way. researchers think protective changes in the immune system during pregnancy keep the disease at bay. there were two tries at ivf and by november of last year, she was pregnant with their baby.
>> i'm very fortunate. i played tennis till a week before i delivered. but the delivery at 51 was way harder than the delivery of my last baby at 33. that was the hard part. >> reporter: the baby was born four weeks ago and mom, baby and grandma are doing great. >> you can't describe it, you can't imagine it. when i think about it, i have moments where i look at mila and it brings tears. how do you thank somebody who has given you the ultimate gift in life, life? she doesn't have to because i got a cland child. that's the ultimate thank you. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> it is sort of the ultimate thank you having a grandchild. what an incredible gift of love and to do for your daughter. people don't realize but having a surrogate can cost anywhere from $140,000 to $165,000 on top of the ivf charges which are incredibly expensive, as well. >> wonderful they were able to do that for each other. coming up, a team of
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experiment last year which is he wore the same suit for like a month. >> that's the same guy. >> nobody seemed to notice. >> that does not even look real though, wow. we want to show you more jaw-dropping video from an instagram star. his name is logan paul. and look at that. it hurts to even look at. he's going around new york city and randomly dropping into a perfect splits. it is impressive how he's able to do that. >> it freaks everyone out. look at that. >> this video posted a couple of days ago on inensta gram and already has almost 140,000 likes. he's going all these different, hey, buddie, watch. it is impressive. i don't know if i would lay down on the venues. >> the street, the subway. >> that's the only part that's a little suspect. but -- >> how does he do it so flawlessly. >> he says in his endeavor to become the sexiest man in the world he learned when you're flexible, you're sexable.
>> sexable. >> that's what he says. >> is that a real word? >> he made it a word. >> sexable. okay. grandmothers hold special places in everybody's hearts. when you have a wedding, you want to give them their rightful place. one couple decided they should be flower girls. this is patrick, you see there, their grandmothers right there, patrick and rachel givens decided their grandmas should be the flower girls. >> great idea. >> they seemed to rock it pretty well walking down the aisle, throwing petals down. the audience loved it. >> that's awesome. what a great idea. all right. so we know that nba players are tall. every single one of them can dunk. we want to show you this. this is the miami heat. that's him shooting a jumper there. watch him grab onto the rim without even jumping. look at that. >> that's almost unfair. >> he's seven is feet tall and he doesn't have to leap. that's scary for
this morning on "world news now," breaking news. thousands of e-mails from hillary clinton's private account just released. why some messages will stay private and how this impacts her campaign. reaching out. pope francis in a rare virtual audience with americans in three cities not on his upcoming u.s. travel agenda. how he even brought some to tears in an abc news exclusive. and new this half hour, serena williams advancing towards tennis history. >> her progress at the u.s. open, what she has to say to body shalers and how she's responding to very personal questions. and later, thrown out by taylor swift. a famous former friend of the superstar out of a home because of a swift move, bittersweet details in "the skinny" on this tuesday, september 1st. from abc news, this is